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Six men were on trial accused of falsely imprisoning the then Tanáiste (deputy Prime Minister) and Labour Party TD, Joan Burton, and her colleague in Jobstown, a working class suburb of Dublin, on 15 November 2014. The charge of false imprisonment carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. All six men claimed that they were exercising their right to protest, and that the protest was peaceful. This was part of a mass campaign that successfully defeated the attempt to introduce water charges. Following a nine week trial, the six have been found not guilty. read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / anti-fascism / feature Saturday December 03, 2016 16:14 by Various 1 comment (last - wednesday december 21, 2016 23:32) 1 image
Selection of articles on the murder of anarchist Michael Israel, together with volunteer Anton Leschek, while fighting with the YPG against ISIS fascists in Rojava. They were bombed by Turkish airplanes. read full story / add a comment
Observations from anarchist in Ireland on the UK EU membership referendum. The referendum will take place in north east Ireland which is under British rule. Citizens of southern Ireland who live in the UK will also have a vote but because the UK is physically the gateway to Europe from Ireland all of the island will be effected by the result. read full story / add a comment
greece / turkey / cyprus / imperialism / war / news report Wednesday October 14, 2015 22:04 by Various 1 image
They painted our red and black flags and banners with blood and flesh of our comrades. Those responsible for the massacre are out there. We know them from Haymarket, Bloody Sunday, Mayday 1977 Istanbul Massacre, Reyhanli, Gezi Uprising, Roboski Massacre, Diyarbakir Dungeons and Suruç. We know them from the daily exploitation of a thousand year. They stand before us merciless, smirking.
Although it has been orchestrated by the hands of ISIS gang, we know that, just like the Suruç Massacre, state and AKP who is holding state power in their hands are those who are in fact responsible for this massacre. We have seen once again that AKP is capable of doing everything not to lose the power and weaker it gets, more brutal it will get.
Below are two further statements from anarchists groups in the Turkish state on the Ankara bombing.
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international / workplace struggles / feature Friday May 02, 2014 01:21 by Various anarchist organizations 1 image
For far too long major segments of the working class have been dormant under the illusion that change can be delegated to exterior organizations or parties. When our struggles are bureaucratized and delegated to others, we lose ownership over them and in turn lose many benefits gained through them. A victory for the working class can only be established if our class is active in the struggle leading to victory. [Italiano] [Castellano] read full story / add a comment
internazionale / lotte sindacali / comunicato stampa Friday May 02, 2014 01:04 by Various anarchist organizations 1 image
Per troppo tempo i maggiori segmenti della classe lavoratrice se ne sono stati dormienti nell'illusione che il mutamento potesse essere delegato ad organizzazioni esterne o ai partiti. Quando le nostre lotte cadono vittime delle burocrazie e vengono delegate ad altri, noi ne perdiamo la titolarità ed il controllo con la conseguente perdita di molte conquiste ottenute tramite esse. Una vittoria della classe lavoratrice è possibile solo se è la nostra classe a guidare le lotte alla vittoria. [English] read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Wednesday November 30, 2011 18:22 by Various 2 comments (last - wednesday november 30, 2011 20:56)
WSM members & supporters in northern Ireland will be providing live coverage of the N30 Pension strikes today via our Twitter feed. The strike is part of the UK wide public sector strike against attacks on public sector pensions, attacks similar to those imposed on public sector workers in southern Ireland over the last couple of years. They are part of a Europe wide offensive against the pensions rights of workers. read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / imperialism / war / press release Monday October 17, 2011 17:27 by Various Authors 1 image
Ινδονησία / Φιλιππίνες / Αυστραλία / Λαϊκοί Αγώνες / Νέα Monday March 28, 2011 05:46 by Various days after 1 image
Iνδονησία: Κοινός αγώνας αγροτών και αναρχικών ενάντια σε σχέδια - Kάλεσμα για αλληλεγγύη από συντρόφους στην Ινδονησία read full story / add a comment
A collection of articles looking at the mass revolt against the regime of Mubarak that has taken place in Egypt over the last week written by members of the WSM in Ireland for the WSM web site. The most recent article on yesterday's demonstration is first. read full story / add a comment
bolivia / peru / ecuador / chile / repression / prisoners / other libertarian press Thursday November 25, 2010 19:05 by Various
Immediate Solidarity with our companions kidnapped by the Power! The “terrorist conspiracy” exists only in the head of the prosecutor Peña! read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / the left / anarchist communist event Friday May 21, 2010 20:12 by Various 1 image
Last Tuesday the Gardaí attempted to stop the Anti-Capitalist Bloc marching to join up with the Right to Work Campaign at the Dail protest. Despite riding horses into the march they failed to either deny us our freedom to protest or to provoke a response as we pushed through and around them. Join us this week, same time and same place as we once more assert our freedom to protest. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / repression / prisoners / news report Friday May 21, 2010 00:55 by Various 1 image
Over the last couple of weeks the Irish police (Gardai) have used violence on three seperete occasions against bank protesters in Ireland. Most recently on Tuesday evening they attempted to prevent an anti-capitalist bloc called by the Workers Solidarity Movement from marching. Despite the use of horse this attempt failed. Below are reports from the WSM web site on these events written by WSM members who were present. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / the left / news report Tuesday May 04, 2010 18:12 by Various 3 images 1 video file 1 audio file
Reports, images, video and audio from the 1st of May demonstrations in the Irish cities of Dublin, Derry and Cork republished from the WSM site. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Friday November 27, 2009 23:49 by Various WSM members 1 image
On 24 November 2009 250,000 public sector workers in Ireland took part in a national strike against planned pay cuts. Many WSM members who work in the public sector played a direct part in the organisation of the strike and student members helped organise solidarity actions at the universities where strikes were happening. They also toured other picket lines to send in reports and photos. Here we present these reports and the reports sent in by members on strike who had access to smart phones with which they sent live news on the day to the WSM twitter feed read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / anarchist movement / link to audio Tuesday November 10, 2009 18:22 by Conversation - Various; editing Andrew 1 comment (last - saturday november 14, 2009 23:29) 1 image
During Noam Chomsky's recent visit to Ireland five members of the Workers Solidarity Movement met him over breakfast to talk over a range of issues from Palestine to the capitalist crisis to social partnership to Iran to Obama and the US Labour Movement. Notes on the discussion are below followed by the audio recording itself. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / other libertarian press Saturday October 24, 2009 23:37 by Various
On 28 September 2009 the Kennedy Road commune, one of 14 shack settlements in Durban governed autonomously and democratically by Abahlali baseMjondolo was attacked by a militia chanting fascist slogans against non-Zulus. Their stated aim was to kill Abahlali baseMjondolo leader S'bu Zikode.
There was spontaneous resistance to the militia and after a 23 hour battle they were decisively routed. The police then stepped in and arrested key AbM leaders while, under police protection, the militia systematically destroyed the homes of more than 30 Abahlali leaders. Local ANC leaders from outside of the settlement then took control of it with full backing of the police and senior politicians.
Attacks, death threats and have now spread to nearby settlements and it is crystal clear that there is a major state backed attack on the largest poor people's movement in Africa.
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indonesia / philippines / australia / anti-fascism / news report Friday October 02, 2009 22:28 by Various
Recently, the Melbourne Anarchist Resource Centre (MARC) in Northcote was attacked by neo-Nazis. read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Friday August 07, 2009 23:46 by Various 1 image
On Friday 31st July workers at Thomas Cook occupied the shop on Grafton street. Management got a court injunction against the occupation and on Monday morning a huge force of Gardai sealed off the area, smashed their way into the shop and arrested the 28 workers inside. The workers at Thomas Cook were fighting for a better redundancy package. To the approximately €700,000 offered by the company, the workers are demanding an added €300,000. That afternoon the High Court released the workers and negotiations were started on an improved redundancy package. The articles were written by WSM members involved in supporting the struggle of the Thomas Cook workers. read full story / add a comment
The long running struggle in Erris (Rossport) against Shell's attempt to impose an experimental gas pipeline on the local community has once more errupted in recent days with repeated local direct actions against the compound Shell are trying to construct. In his article Erris: Community in Struggle against Shell WSM member Sean Mallory details the latest events following the resumption of construction. Here we provide background articles on the struggle and a focus on the events of last Summer and Autumn which culminated in Shell having to halt construction over winter. The WSM has been active within the community and the national campaign since its beginning. For us, the basis of this campaign is direct action; a local community struggling to gain control over their own environment and the decisions that affect them. Back in 2006 we published this overview of the struggle and laid out the reasons why the Shell pipeline at Rossport is not safe. As well as the issue of local safety the core issue of the struggle continues to be the deal Shell was given for the gas extraction which will see them pay no royalties, this is why Ireland stands to lose €400 billion in natural gas and oil deposits. read full story / add a comment